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    Question 5Ghz Radio Use

    Is there anything that actually uses the wifi 5Ghz radio? I just got a new very high end Asus laptop and figured it would support it, but I'm not seeing it pick up the router.

    Do Blu-ray players that support streaming video support 5?

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    My router has both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. The 5 Ghz band is very lightly used. I have a approx. 3 year old Sony laptop that connects quite nicely to the 5 Ghz band.

    Use inSSIDer to check the router bands. Notice how many networks in my neighborhood use the 2.4 Ghz band compared to the numbers using the 5 Ghz band.

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    I do not see anywhere in my WiFi configuration that shows whether I am using 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz.

    If I sign onto the router I can see this info:

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    I have each radio named differently, 24wifi and 5gbwifi and can only see the 24wifi when I look at available connections. I don't have wifi on my desktop, I'll try the inSSIDer on the laptop. Maybe my expectations of seeing the frequency is misplaced...

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    For some reason inSSIDer won't run on my laptop, but I did find out it supports 5Gz. Now just have to figure out why I'm not seeing the connection in wifi.

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